Creating Blog Titles When You’re All Out of Inspiration

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Creating Blog Titles When You’re All Out of Inspiration

Buzzfeed is well-known as one of the most popular websites on the internet. How did that happen? Buzzfeed used to be very well-known for “clickbait”, or spectacular headlines that caused a reader to click through to find out what was happening, only to be radically underwhelmed by the content inside. But if the content inside is your bread and butter but you’re not doing nearly as well coming up with titles, then you’re running into a worse problem. Your title is what convinces readers to click, open, and read what you have to say.

So what happens when you’ve written a great blog, inserted your favorite images, and are all ready to get posting, but you can’t seem to come up with a blog title that works for you? How are you supposed to create a title that helps you stick out from the thousands of other blog posts being uploaded each and every day? Consider some of the articles you may have clicked on recently – what about those titles appealed to you?

The Easy Guide to Blog Titles When You Can’t Think of Any

How can you get started when you’re not feeling very inspired to find an amazing, unbelievable, always clickable title?

  1. Write down the keywords that matter about your blog post. What kind of trends are you seeing? What words can you bring out? What connections can you make? Don’t make this your title, but rather use this as a starting point to move forward.
  2. Remember to avoid clickbait. Clickbait does nothing to your customers, does nothing for you, and makes you a lot less reliable and less of an authority. The more you make it clear about what your article is about, the more value your readers will get from it. If you can include clear numbers in your title, go for it! Numbers help to show a point and convince readers to click your article over another.
  3. Always have fun with it. Make jokes or puns, use alliteration, relate to pop culture, and do anything to draw a reader in with a chuckle. Remember that you’re being expected to tell a story or give information – be sure that any humor still makes sure that the job is done.
  4. Remember that longer titles aren’t as effective as shorter ones. Can you summarize your article in a shorter statement? Will your entire title fit on a social media post?
  5. Run your article past someone else. What do they think your article is about? Can they gather what you’re getting at from the title? If so, you have a winner. If not, maybe head back to the drawing board and find something else that works.

Understandably, it can be stressful to come up with the right blog title over and over again. Luckily, there are many services that make blog titles and even blogging a little more manageable as a small business. Check out some of our favorite blog title creators below!